Under the Radar Hitters of the Day – May 8, 2017

**The California & Carolina Leagues had a scheduled day off Monday**

National League – Top Hitter of the Day

  • Alex Jackson, DH – HiA Florida Firefrogs (ATL) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-5, HR (10), 2B, R, 4RBi, 2K

American League – Top Hitter of the Day 

  • Cam Gibson, LF – LoA West Michigan WhiteCaps (DET) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 3-5, HR (3), 3B, 2R, 2RBi, K 

Notes on Fernandez, DeVito…

National League:

  • Ronald Acuna, CF – HiA Florida Firefrogs (ATL) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-4, 3B, 2R, 2RBi, BB
  • John Mora, RF – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-3, 3B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Wuilmer Becerra, DH – HiA St. Lucie Mets (NYM) – Florida State League/South
    • 2-4, HR (3), R, RBi, K 
  • Zack Short, SS – LoA South Bend Silverhawks (KC) – Midwest League/Eastern 
  • Will Craig, 1B – HiA Bradenton Marauders (PIT) – Florida State League/South 
    • 2-3, HR (2), R, RBi, BB 
  • Vince Fernandez, LF – LoA Asheville Tourists (COL) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 3-4, HR (5), 2B, R, RBi
    • Fernandez, a 2016 – 10th rounder out of the University of California-Riverside, has been on fire lately. He began the year with an April where he batted .279 (24-for-86) with three doubles and five stolen bases. Apparently the first month was just a warmup for the 6’3″- 210 lb. lefty. Since the calendar turned to May, Fernandez is batting .542 (13-24) including four three-hit performances in his last five games. On a roster that houses Colton Welker (Baseball America #16), Tyler Nevin (BA #20) and Manuel Melendez (BA #29), the unranked Fernandez (coming into 2017) leads the Tourists in hits (37), runs scored (22), homers (5), stolen bases (10), total bases (60) and the full slash line (.336/.545/.383/.929). 

American League:

  • Tito Polo, CF – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 4-6, 2R, K, 3 SB (4) 
  • Gosuke Katoh, 2B/1B – HiA Tampa Yankees (NYY) – Florida State League/North 
    • 3-4, 2B, R, 2BB, SB (1) 
  • Matt Dean, 3B – HiA Dunedin Blue Jays (TOR) – Florida State League/North 
    • 2-5, HR (2), 2B, R, 2RBi, K 
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B – LoA Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) – Midwest League/Eastern 
  • Luke Wakamatsu, SS – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBi, BB
  • Juan De La Cruz, 1B – LoA Lake County Captains (CLE) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 2-4. HR (1), 2R, 2RBi 
  • Jacob Robson, RF – LoA West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) – Midwest League/Eastern 
    • 3-4, 2B, 2R, RBi, BB, 2 SB (2) 
  • Chris DeVito, 1B – LoA Lexington Legends (KC) – Sally League/Southern 
    • 4-5, HR (11), 2B, R, RBi 
    • Already an eight-time UTR HOD recipient in 2017, DeVito continues his breakout season for the Legends. The 2016 – 8th rounder out of The U of New Mexico is batting .347 and he leads the entire minor leagues with 11 home runs, 38 RBi’s and 85 total bases. (BR
  • Mike Martin, CF – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) Midwest League/Western 
    • 4-5, 2 2B, 3R
  • Miguel Mercedes, 1B – LoA Beloit Snappers (OAK) Midwest League/Western 
    • 2-4, HR (6), 2B, 2R, RBi 
  • Leody Taveras, CF – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern
    • 2-4, 3B, 2B, 2R, RBi, K
  • Yanio Perez, 1B – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern
    • 3-4, HR (7), 2B, 2R, RBi
  • Alex Kowalczyk, C – LoA Hickory Crawdads (TEX) – Sally League/Northern
    • 3-4, HR (1), R, 3RBi, K 

 

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